Movies like The Sweetest Gift

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The Sweetest Gift (1998)
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The Sweetest Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two neighboring families in Florida, one black and one white, struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers, as their children become friends over the course of one summer and fall.
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, youth, friendship, family relations, interracial relations, friends, racism, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, society, alligator, teenage girl, farmer, neighbor, poverty, single mother, bank, mother daughter relationship, goat, candy, single parent, racial prejudice, compassion, prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida

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Most similar movies to The Sweetest Gift

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and feel good films with plots about youth, family relations, friendship, family life, friends, society and hopes mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Sweetest Gift: Ruby Bridges (1998), Mermaid (2000), Summer's End (1999), Perfect Harmony (1991), Lily in Winter (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ruby Bridges (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: racism, african american, civil rights, blaxploitation, art, education, disney, school, interracial relations, power relations, injustice, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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100%
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Mermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, family problems, friendship, parents and children, death in the family, child's point of view, widow, compassion, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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69%
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Summer's End (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, sincere
Plot: racism, youth, social justice, interracial relations, friendship, small town, society, hopes, family relations, family problems, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Perfect Harmony (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1950s, a private school in the south undergoes racial tension as it experiences desegregation. Can a love of music help ease the pain?
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: youth, coming of age, racism, interracial relations, friendship, dedicated educator, music, society, lifestyle, music band, social relations, friends ...
Time: 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Lily in Winter (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily Covington, a Manhattan housekeeper, embarks on a trip to the rural Alabama town of her youth. To Lily's surprise, her employer's nine-year-old son Michael stows away for the ride. Together, Lily and Michael realize just how alike and ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: youth, family relations, interracial relations, nanny, society, switching roles, on the run, missing person, racism, kidnapping, bittersweet, sheriff ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, alabama, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city
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55%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, interracial relations, friendship, golden years, odd couple, society, family life, youth, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york
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50%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: youth, friendship, family relations, family life, school, bullying, brother sister relationship, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, child ...
Time: 21st century
Place: minnesota
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50%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, unemployment, family relations, parents and children, family life, hopes, bittersweet, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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49%
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Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: youth, friendship, racism, interracial relations, small town, false accusation, hopes, opposites attract, life is a bitch, society, human nature, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Christmas Angel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl tries to prove that the mysterious old lady next door is really an angel, when some of the neighborhood kids’ Christmas wishes. Olivia is not like most fifth graders. She is being raised by Melinda, a single mother who works at a ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, kids
Plot: youth, single parent, christmas, wish come true, holiday, parents and children, friendship, family relations, friends, christmas eve, faith, christian ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: christmas, tragedy, family relations, church, redemption, homecoming, adoption, death in the family, teenage life, haunted by the past, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Danny (1979)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, equestrian, teenage life, friendship, family relations, young at heart, friends, animal life, youth, horse actor, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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45%
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Smitty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SMITTY is a family film about a rescue dog. When life gets tough for Ben, a friendly paw is all it takes to pull him through. Mischievous thirteen-year-old Ben is sent to his grandfather's farm for the summer, where he crosses paths with a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: youth, friendship, pets, family relations, coming of age, farm, single parent, dog, teaching the ways of the world, redemption, friends, hopes ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, against the odds, hopes, disability, kids in trouble, family life, youth, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
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44%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: christmas, family relations, friendship, nursing, family life, pets, coming of age, orphan, youth, rabbit, farm, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Christmas Memory (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried.
Style: uplifting, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, youth, family relations, small town, friendship, friends, adult virgin, eccentric family, small town life, family gatherings, family life, countryside ...
Place: alabama, southern usa
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43%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, social differences, parents and children, rich and poor, single parent, follow your dream, couple relations, racial discrimination, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are pre-occupied with their own young families and her adopted son ...
Style: sincere, captivating, feel good, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, family life, orphan, adoption, friendship, couples, widow, doctors and patients, golden years, family relations, estrangement, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, light, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, family relations, nanny, single parent, hopes, family life, fall in love, tv show, parents and children, wish come true, television reporter, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, fairy tale, feel good, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: family relations, rich and poor, master and servant, christmas, friendship, young heroes, teenage life, best friends, uncle niece relationship, orphan, society, youth ...
Time: victorian era, edwardian era, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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42%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, mountain, family relations, youth, physical disability, girl, governess, friendship, disability, friends, optimism, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, europe
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39%
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Angels Sing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, family life, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, mysterious character, friendship, coming of age, holiday, christmas movie
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: childhood, society, immigration, family problems, family relations, poverty, single parent, life is a bitch, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship, girl, misfit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Christmas Oranges (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left on the porch of Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her tender care become her family. But when tragedy strikes, Rose (Bailee ...
Style: fairy tale, sincere, touching, uplifting, social ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, orphanage, orphan, christmas eve, slice of life, friendship, kindness, christmas spirit, lifestyle, care, life is a bitch, child protagonist ...
Time: 20th century
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37%
When I Find the Ocean (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: civil rights, dog, friendship, youth, hopes, pets, family life, estrangement, wilderness, child's point of view, mother, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, youth, life is a bitch, obsession, discrimination, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, racism, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: racism, african american, youth, blaxploitation, family relations, injustice, life is a bitch, society, interracial relations, parents and children, bittersweet, dentist ...
Time: 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Truth or Dare (1997)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Summer holiday is over. Nora begins sixth grade and is drawn to intrigues and doesn't really know what side she's on. Or wants to be on. On one hand she feels sorry for the bullied Karin, one the other hand she wants to be friends with ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: female protagonist, teenage girl, bully, shoplifting, friend, coming of age, children, high school, truth or dare, bullying, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sad, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sick child, sad ending, terminal illness, christmas, child illness, parents and children, family life, small town, dealing with death, leukemia, kindness, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mr. Christmas (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, youth, road not taken, redemption, hopes, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, ghost, family relations, disorder, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%